With companies like VRBO and Airbnb redefining the way we travel, it has never been more critical for hotels to beef up the basics—and we’re not talking about thread counts and free Wi-Fi. These days, how well we eat and drink is as important to our travel happiness as where we ultimately decide to lay our heads. These are eight hotels where you can do both in style.
#2. Fairmont Pacific Rim scores major points for its Willow Stream Spa, green initiatives and suites featuring private patios and outdoor fireplaces. The hotel is also home to Botanist, a restaurant with an edible-plant-filled garden, a wine list that skews organic and a molecular cocktail lab under the direction of bar star Grant Sceney. Drinks reflect local natural elements and might be whimsically served in bird glasses or perched on driftwood. Downstairs, The Lobby Lounge boasts live music, cocktails and the city’s first 100 percent Ocean Wise sushi menu of all sustainable seafood.